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- Lyons Press 2013; US$ 17.99
With humor and pathos, Forrest Pritchard recounts his ambitious and often hilarious endeavors to save his family?s seventh-generation farm in the Shenandoah Valley. Through many a trial and error, he not only saves Smith Meadows from insolvency but turns it into a leading light in the sustainable, grass-fed, organic farm-to-market community. ... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 129.95
Sequencing of the maize genome has opened up new opportunities in maize breeding, genetics and genomics research. This book highlights modern trends in development of hybrids, analysis of genetic diversity, molecular breeding, comparative and functional genomics, epigenomicsand proteomics in maize. The use of maize in biofuels, phytoremediation and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00
This book provides an overview of climate change in India using river basin data and analytical and econometric methods. It, first , makes a quantitative assessment of how climate change affects agricultural and food production systems; second , predicts how these systems may respond to climate change; and third , suggests adaptation measures and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95
The farming of animals for meat and milk confronts a stark dilemma. While world demand from a growing and more affluent human population is increasing rapidly, there are strong counter-arguments that we should eat less meat and pay more attention to environmental protection, animal welfare and human health and well-being. The aim of this book is... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95
This title aims to provide introductory and concluding surveys of the subject of farms, trees and farmers. Two central parts explore trends in farmer tree-growing and the factors which influence decision-making. Eight case studies cover, among other topics, the need for tree products, market access, the allocation of land and labour, and exposure to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 139.95
This book includes a set of papers from distinguished scholars who critically examine economic issues relating to the relationship between water and agriculture, with a special focus on irrigation. Employing state of the art methodologies, they address the most relevant issues in water policy. The volume offers a wide spectrum of innovative approaches... more...
- Brandes & Apsel 2013; US$ 16.19
Our world has a problem. Malnutrition is on the rise again. After 30 years of regression, the tide turned in 2008. It's expected that by 2050 the planet will be supporting more than nine billion people, and nobody knows if they will have enough to eat. The most critical situation is in Africa, where in many places half the population is already starving.... more...
- De Gruyter Oldenbourg 1991; US$ 280.00
"In der auf etwa 100 Bände angelegten Enzyklopädie-Reihe ist die drei Jahrhunderte umfassende Darstellung der frühneuzeitlichen Landwirtschaft ein zentrales Stück. Die Produktionsverhältnisse in der Agrarwirtschaft betrafen im gesamten behandelten Zeitraum unmittelbar den weitaus größten Teil der wirtschaftlich tätigen Bevölkerung und bestimmten in... more...
- De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2003; US$ 119.00
Die Demokratische Bauernpartei Deutschlands war ein Ziehkind der sowjetischen Besatzer. 1948 geschaffen, um die SED zu stützen, sah diese in der neuen Blockpartei nicht selten eine Rivalin, der sie mit Geringschätzung begegnete. Die DBD sollte nicht nur die Folgen der Bodenreform auf dem Land auffangen, sie war auch maßgeblich daran beteiligt, die... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
When city-dwelling journalist Kiera Butler visits a county fair for the first time, she is captivated by the white-uniformed members of the 4-H club and their perfectly groomed animals. She sets off on a search for a "real" 4-H?er, a hypothetical wholesome youth whom she imagines wearing cowboy boots and living on a ranch. Along the way, she meets... more...